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Hi, Darina! Thank you for reaching out. I wanted to tell you that I like the smile on your grand daughter’s portrait. The way to create depth in your painting is to paint in tonal values–light and dark of colors. Perhaps, the foreground leaves could be darker then the background leaves lighter. I can see how you were trying to achieve that. Also, shadow lines around the portrait to create a separation. When you paint the shadow line, you can soften it with water so that it blends into the background. Remember that layering will need you to make sure the initial layers are dry before you add. I have noted about your concern for my watercolor class. I hope it helps you a bit? If you need an example, I can make one for you.